BIRMINGHAM (WWJ) – A local Japanese school is asking Metro Detroiters to help the victims of the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan. 

The Japanese School of Detroit is collecting donations to support the disaster relief efforts in Japan. The school plans to send all donations to provincial governments and organizations assisting in the relief, such as the American Red Cross.

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Physical donations can be made on Saturday, March 19 at: Seaholm High School in Birmingham (2436 West Lincoln St.) from 11 am to 3 pm, Novi Meadows Elementary School in Novi (25549 Taft Rd.) from 11 am until 3 pm,  and West Maple Elementary School in West Bloomfield (6275 Inkster Rd.) from 3 pm until 5 pm.  

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If you would prefer to send a check, please make the check payable to: Detroit Ringo Kai and note “disaster relief” on the check. Mail your check to: Detroit Ringo Kai, 2436 West Lincoln St., Suite E101, Birmingham, MI 48301.  

Detroit Ringo Kai is a non-profit organization founded by Japanese companies in the area that owns and manages a private supplementary school that meets on Saturdays. Currently, approximately 800 students are enrolled in K-12 grades.

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